HIV and AIDS in Bulgaria



At the height of the Cold War isolated Bulgaria confronted an unwelcome visitor from the outside world - its first cases of HIV/AIDS. The Communist regime tried and failed to cope with a new disease that had already horrified and mystified the best scientists around the world.

In this video, Bulgarian doctors on the front line in those days look back at how they coped, and, in archive from the time, we hear from some of the first victims of HIV in Bulgaria.

This film was made with the financial support from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area